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Christchurch Gondola

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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Great place that now holds a special place in my heart

We went to Christchurch last month (June 2015) and my partner wanted to come up here as he had never been up there before (at least that was his story haha). It was mid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
jeremy k
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Christchurch last month (June 2015) and my partner wanted to come up here as he had never been up there before (at least that was his story haha). It was mid afternoon by the time we got there, so we had no wait to get on a gondola. The trip up is quick, nice to see the... More 

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Congratulations! and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with fellow TripAdvisor members. We appreciate you sharing this as a recommended experience and are glad you found it to be so special. :) Tasha More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

we have ridden on the Christchurch Gondola many times. We have also treated our children to the ride. It is a fantastic experience and I fully encourage you to purchase the years pass, which is what we have done. At the top there is a fantastic restaurant where you can buy lunch foods, and beverages. The staff are super friendly... More 

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Thank you for your review and we appreciate your positive feedback on service you received on your visits :) Tasha More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did a quick trip up/down... wish we had time to hike up there... it looked so beautiful. Next time, I'll spend half a day hiking up there.

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Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the near future :) Tasha More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Must do and very affordable at only $25 and the carrot cake at the café at the top is to die for :) Take you camera and be prepared to take lots of pictures. Try to get in early (we went at 1 30) and the weather was closing in so better to check the forecast beforehand to make the... More 

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Thank you for your review and recommendation on visiting the Christchurch Gondola :) Tasha More 

Auckland
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A lovely way to see the scenery which Canterbury has to offer. Once at the top you can relax and have something to eat in very relaxed surroundings. No doubt you will want to stay here for a few hours as the views are mesmerizing. Take some warm layers as it will be very cold if you choose to step... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us recently and sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour.) Tasha More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The gondola is worth the drive just outside of the city to see Christchurch from so high. I would recommend going in winter as the landscape does tend to be more dramatic if you have the luxury of time on your side. Very appropriately price also

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Thank you for your review and recommendation on visiting the Christchurch Gondola :) Tasha More 

Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

first time to visit the Gondola but it will not be my last time, great view from upstairs, friendly staff, highly recommended!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the Christchurch Gondola and sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We appreciate your positive feedback on service you received and recommendation on visiting the Christchurch Gondola :) Tasha More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very nice and peaceful place and it's worth the money. On top, you will be viewing a volcano crater, the sea around you and the snow capped mountains during winter. You will also see sheeps when you look down as you make your way on top. We bought a family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids) for 4 attractions... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow travelers here on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the breathtaking views Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. Tasha More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having been on quite a few gondolas, this was quite average. The view was good but the trip up and down was not for the faint hearted as the gondola did swing rather wildly in the wind.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The view is breath taking. If you are visiting Christchurch, dont miss the gondola ride. It is the hight point of our visit.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation on visiting the Christchurch Gondola. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our 360 degree views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. :) Tasha More 

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Additional Information about Christchurch Gondola

Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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